China Men - The Hundred-Year-Old Man Summary & Analysis

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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Summary

A very old man celebrated his one-hundred-and-sixth birthday in Hawaii in 1969. He remembered how he had come to Hawaii in 1885 aboard the S.S. Coptic and had subsequently worked for four dollars a month in the sugarcane fields. In 1980, the old man is still alive and fondly remembers working in the fields among the crops.

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Analysis

This page-length chapter recounts some historical information about an unnamed Chinese immigrant to Hawaii. The hundred-year-old man's life has much in common with Bak Goong, the author's great grandfather, although significant details about the man's life do not match Bak Goong's biographical information. For example, Bak Goong arrived in Hawaii sometime during the Taiping Rebellion, which occurred, from 1851 through 1864, while the hundred-year-old man arrived in Hawaii in 1885. The hundred-year-old man was born during 1863; about eight years after Bak Goong arrived...

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